When we talk about “community” we talk a lot about sharing. Common terms like “collective memories”, “space sharing” and “social conventions” are all about shared understanding. In Wanchai, where its number of commuter is much larger than its number of usual residents, is there another way to look for its common ground?
Using sound as a medium, you are invited to attend an interview. Your answers will be recorded, and the questions you posted will link up with the next interviewee. These chained questions and answers will become a platform. Each interviewee will also suggest a song as a gesture of courtesy for the next one. All these will add up to create a unique Wanchai soundscape.
Lawrence will carry out the ‘chain of dialogues’ on the streets in Wanchai in September to November. Looking forward to the encounters with you!
There will be a “secret music gathering” in the end. All interviewees will be invited to meet at a physical space. They will continue to create a collective experience with sound and music, and opening up a continuous dialogue.
People who participated in the ‘dialogue’ will receive the notification privately.
Programme will be held in Dec. Details will be announced soon, stay tuned!
劉曉江 Lawrence Lau
先後於香港演藝學院及香港城市⼤大學獲取其學士及碩士學位，分別主修作曲及電⼦⾳樂與創意媒體藝術。作為一名作曲家、電子⾳樂人、聲音藝術家，其聲音作品包括室內樂、管弦樂、中國樂、現場電子樂、聲音設計、裝置等。他同時熱衷於在劇場創作中探索各種概念和語言。曾參與《浮⼠德》、《梅瑟原則》、《世界(曾經)是平的》、《跳著舞去火星》及《⾝體活》等劇場作品。於媒體藝術方向，他亦以創作、表演者、聲音設計及作曲家等角色參參與裝置及視聽現場的創作。曾參加的藝術展覽包括：北京民生美術館《時間迷宮》、北京時代美術館《超級對撞》、今日美術館《Future of Today》及3-Legged Dog NYC《Developing the Future.zip》、華盛頓 D.C. Artechouse現場等。
Lawrence Lau Hiu-kong graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Electronic Music from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of a number of scholarships, including those from HSBC, the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), The Lions and Joseph Koo Music Foundation and Musicus Society. Lau’s works span from composition, live performance and audiovisual art, and have been performed in Hong Kong and internationally including at the Asian Composer League Conference and Festival (Taiwan), Hong Kong Arts Festival, highSCORE Festival (Italy) and Musicus Fest. His recent productions for theatre include: Faust, Das Prinzip, Meese and The World Was Once Flat. Lau also creates media artworks, which have been exhibited in the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing Time Art Museum, Today Art Museum (Beijing), 3LD Art & Technology Centre (New York) and Artechouse (Washington).